ACFAS New Site

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by Dr. Gangrene, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Everyone should check out the new ACFAS site. It looks great and IMO is more easily navigated now.
     
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  3. diabeticfootdr

    diabeticfootdr 10+ Year Member

    They still don't use any derivation of the word "podiatry" on their home page.
     
  4. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah. Not cool IMO. But visually, the site looks sweet. Dr. Rogers, you would know, why do you think they are against the "P" word?
     
  5. Feli

    Feli ACFAS Member 5+ Year Member

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    Site looks great... many new features. One good thing for students/residents is the scientific lit reviews...
    http://www.acfas.org/Physicians/content.aspx?id=270
    They are summaries of "non-pod" (outside J Foot Ankle Surg, JAPMA, or Clin Pod Med Surg) peer reviewed publication articles that are relevant to our F&A surg practice. Many residency programs, including jonwill's, footdoc's, mine, etc participate. Most of the article selections and reviews are pretty solid. It's a good summary to show you key points from the papers and give you an idea if you might want to read the journal articles in their entirety. :thumbup:
     
  6. diabeticfootdr

    diabeticfootdr 10+ Year Member

    I don't know. There's no reason to be. I assume it is the feeling of professional embarrassment. Perhaps it's the desire to be more than just a podiatrist. To be a foot and ankle surgeon. But, you can't escape the word, it's part of your degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. So you have 2 choices, abandon the word and live a lie, or embrace the word and attempt to elevate the perception thereof. I choose the latter.

    Even some say, podiatric physician, as if that is more of a doctor than a podiatrist??? You don't see cardiologists calling themselves cardiologic physicians. You don't see gynecologists calling themselves vagina and uterus surgeons. It's more embarrassing to attempt to be something you're not. You are a podiatrist, which is a physician and surgeon of the foot (and ankle).

    Be proud to be a podiatrist.
     
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  7. krabmas

    krabmas Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Can't I just be a toe doctor?
     
  8. Feli

    Feli ACFAS Member 5+ Year Member

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    Toe-diatrist?
     
  9. PADPM

    PADPM Banned 2+ Year Member

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    East Coast-maybe????
    How about podiatrician???
     
  10. krabmas

    krabmas Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I like it!
     
  11. Brodiatrist

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  12. Busdriver321

    Busdriver321 2+ Year Member

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    I proudly say I am in Podiatry school and I will become a podiatrist. One thing I have learned in school thus far is that you should take pride in what you do and in your education. Obviously it is great to educate the public on the profession and its advances but as DiabeticFootDoctor said, we are podiatrists (or will be in my case).
     

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